The Chatham Witch explored the extraordinary history of women in Medway through the ages, from the Anglo-Saxon burial on Chatham Lines, to the 19th century Chatham Scandal and the ARP women at Fort Amherst in WWII.
Commissioned to celebrate the recent works undertaken by the Command of the Heights Project, this unique promenade performance welcomed local people into areas of Fort Amherst that had previously been closed to the public for many years and are now stunningly restored.
Featuring 150 actors, dancers and singers from the local community, newly commissioned music specifically for the performance, a large-scale visual installation created by local artists and residents, and a dazzling projections on the historic bricks of the Fort, The Chatham Witch brought alive the powerful, true and untold stories of Medway’s most untamed women.
Direction & Concept: Nancy Hirst
Choreography: Valentina Golfieri
Dancers: Stefania Pinato, Faith Prendergast, Ellis Saul
Commissioned by The Command of the Heights Project (funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund) in partnership with Fort Amherst, and Medway Council Arts Development Team. The Chatham Witch was funded by Arts Council England.